Man United are amongst the interested parties in Rennes midfielder, Eduardo Camavinga.
Camavinga is a name we’re becoming increasingly familiar with. Just last month, we covered a claim which suggested United had a ‘mechanism’ in place to sign the 18-year-old.
As you’d imagine, parties keen on acquiring the Frenchman have only grown. Now, according to Marca, translated by the Daily Mail, United are interested in signing the emerging teen. However, the Red Devils will have to battle it out with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain…
Camavinga’s current Rennes contract expires in 2022. According to report, though, signing the midfielder is going to cost at least £62million.
The Frenchman is the third-youngest player to pull on the Les Bleus jersey, having already netted for his country. That alone should tell you everything you need to know about his talents.
We’re talking about a young man who has enjoyed a breakthrough twelve months. Though the longer United go without signing him, the harder it’ll be as more and more clubs show an interest.
So what would Man United have to do to secure Camavinga?
Well, first and foremost, you’d expect no movement on this front until at least next summer. Let’s face it, Rennes aren’t going to want to lose a key-player in the mid-season transfer window.
Secondly, having Champions League football on the table is an absolute must. For that to happen, United have to start playing better, and quickly.
Acquiring Camavinga would also be dependent on Paul Pogba’s future. United don’t need another midfielder unless they lost one, with the #6 the most likely to depart at this stage. Camavinga would be the perfect like-for-like replacement for his country, though.
They’re all achievable targets for Solskjaer’s Red Devils. Even if United can meet all these goals, though, there’s no guarantee Camavinga would choose us over the other clubs who are interested. At this stage, it feels like a long-shot, but what a signing this would be if the Old Trafford club could somehow pull it off…